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A Linux Demo For Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Gaming

Published on 03 September 2010 02:11 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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A month ago we reported that the Amnesia game was getting ready for a Linux release and now the Swedish developers behind this game, known properly as "Amnesia: The Dark Descent" have released a demo of the game. Frictional Games has released this demo for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X gamers.

This game requires a NVIDIA GeForce 6 or ATI Radeon HD 2000 (R600) series graphics card or newer. In terms of the Linux software requirements, Frictional Games states that it needs a "Linux distribution released in 2010." The 155MB demo from the Helsingborg game studio can be found at AmnesiaGame.com. This game is powered by the HPL Engine 2, which they had developed in-house.

Below is the newest video trailer that has been released for Amnesia: The Dark Descent, which demonstrates the physics capabilities of this game.


The full version of this game is expected to be released next week.

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